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Falcons demolish UM, 62-38

Sunday, October 11, 2015

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Bowling Green does everything fast — including transforming a game still in doubt into a blowout. The Falcons took advantage of UMass mistakes early and a Minutemen’s gamble to start the second half and pulled away, winning 62-38 Saturday at Doyt Perry Stadium. After falling behind 28-10 in the first half, UMass looked like it might rally. An 81-yard touchdown drive, capped by a 23-yard scoring … 0

UM escapes with 24-14 win over FIU

Sunday, October 4, 2015

AMHERST — It’s one measure of relief that UMass football fans could hardly celebrate their team’s first victory of the season without complaints that the final margin wasn’t nearly large enough. The Minutemen controlled the action throughout Saturday’s game but still endured a narrow scrape with a 24-14 win over Florida International before 13,525 at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. It marked their first non-conference … 0

Soggy showdowns and unnoticed unbeatens

Friday, October 2, 2015

The biggest Saturday of the college football season so far will feature a rare SEC showdown, a big-time drawing card in Death Valley and lots of rain. Five games matching ranked teams will provide some separation between the contenders and pretenders in the College Football Playoff race. Another three games between ranked teams … 0

UMass is no match for Fightin’ Irish, 62-27

Sunday, September 27, 2015

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Notre Dame fight song exhorts the university’s football team to “wake up the echoes.” Well, it took a spirited second-quarter UMass rally Saturday to rouse the Fighting Irish but good. The Minutemen rallied from a 14-0 deficit to twice pull within a point, … 0

UMass wideout arrested

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

AMHERST — UMass senior wide receiver Jalen Williams was arrested early Sunday morning in Amherst after allegedly breaking into a car. UMass athletic department spokesman Molly O’Mara said the school had no official comment. “We’re aware and reviewing internally,” she said. “We won’t be commenting further.” Williams could … 0

Owls shock UM, 25-23

Sunday, September 20, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — With just over a minute to play in Saturday’s game, UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel had just thrown his third touchdown pass of the afternoon to Jamal Wilson, giving the Minutemen their first lead of the day, … 0

Minutemen no match for Buffaloes, 48-14

Sunday, September 13, 2015

BOULDER, Colo. — Every home football game at the University of Colorado begins with a charge of Folsom Field by Ralphie, the buffalo mascot and her human handlers. On Saturday, in its 2015 season opener, UMass never pulled … 0

Spokesman: No decision on Kentucky drone crash

Sunday, September 6, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — University of Kentucky officials continue to investigate the crash of a student’s drone into a section of Commonwealth Stadium before Saturday night’s football game against Louisiana-Lafayette. The school has not released the student’s name, and … 0

Charged Downey practicing

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

AMHERST — Da’Sean M. Downey will remain a fully eligible member of the UMass football team as his legal process plays out and as he won’t be further disciplined by the university. Downey will be arraigned Oct. 21 in Eastern Hampshire District Court, according to a criminal complaint … 0

Wisconsin’s Clement, Alabama’s Henry carry on in teams’ backfield tradition

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

MADISON, Wis. — When it comes to running the ball, few teams in the country can match the recent successes and lineages boasted by Wisconsin and Alabama. Next to step out of the shadows on Saturday night are … 0

Woodward gets his shot as UMass football assistant

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST — Scott Woodward has returned to his college home. The Wendell native and UMass graduate has returned to the Amherst campus as an offensive assistant football coach. He said he will work primarily with the wide receivers … 0

Minutemen tabbed among Pick 6 bowl upstarts

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Yes, there are actually college football teams that do not play in bowl games. There will be more postseason games than ever this season, 43 in including the College Football Playoff championship game, but still more than 40 … 0

Freshman back aims at sticking with club

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

AMHERST — Early in UMass football training camp, coach Mark Whipple said the goal for players, especially those trying to establish themselves, should be to earn a spot on the plane to Colorado. So far Sekai Lindsay looks like a good candidate to fly the friendly skies. Saturday’s … 0